Ballston Spa >> Joseph J. Brooks, 91, of Ballston Spa passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
Born in Ballston Spa July 4, 1922, he was the son of Floyd and Florence Brooks. He was a Navy veteran of World War II
. Joe worked at General Electric Co. for 37 years, retiring in 1987.
Joe enjoyed fishing, hunting and always played a great pool game. He was a life member of VFW
Post 358 of Ballston Spa and a member of American Legion Post 234 of Ballston Spa.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Connie Minshall; sisters, Hazel and Alice; and brothers, Maynard and Chester.
Joe is survived by his wife, Judy, and together they would have celebrated their 70th anniversary on Feb. 21, 2014. He is also survived by his five children, Joseph D. Brooks (Mary) of Greenfield Center, Barbara Staulters of Ballston Spa, Kathy Lewis (Bill) of Ballston Spa, Bonnie Moon of Malta and Dan Brooks of Malta; brother, Bud Brooks of Las Vegas, Nev.; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Armer Funeral Home Inc., 39 East High St., Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Armer Funeral Home Inc., 39 East High St., Ballston Spa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Maplewood Manor Resident Fund, 149 Ballston Ave., Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or the
The family would like to thank Joe's caregivers at Maplewood Manor where he was a resident for the past two years.
A reception will be held at American Legion Post 234, 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa following the service at the cemetery.